UAH shooting victim speaks out following shooter's prison apology

Published: Oct. 20, 2015 at 1:00 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 17, 2015 at 3:09 AM CST
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(WAFF) - After five years the woman who plead guilty to shooting six of her coworkers at UAH in which three died is now apologizing from behind bars.

In Amy Bishop-Anderson's most recent appeal filed in connection with her guilty plea she hand wrote her apology, "I am terribly sorry for the victims and their families, and my family."

Dr. Joseph Leahy a professor at UAH who was a victim in that shooting now suffers from blindness in one eye and a traumatic brain injury. He spoke out about Bishop-Anderson's recent apology.

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"Dr. Bishop has ceased to exist in my world. She just doesn't exist anymore." Dr. Leahy went on to say, "Do I think she's truly sorry? I think she truly wants to get out of prison. That's what I think."

Dr. Leahy explains why the apology means nothing to him.

"It won't bring me back my eye sight, it won't bring me back the ability to drive again and everybody who does evil in this world has to pay the price in this world and the next," said Dr. Leahy.

In the past Bishop-Anderson filed numerous appeals, this time she is claiming the effectiveness of her appellate attorney, stating the attorney missed an important deadline and she has not been able to reach her attorney by phone.

Mark McDaniel a legal analyst explains why Bishop-Anderson keeps appealing.

"It's very common anytime you have a person serving life in prison without parole, they'll keep filing petitions and lawsuits if you will," said McDaniel.

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